Restoring tolls on the western leg of the Mass Pike may not be popular, but it’s the best option the region has for financing road and bridge repairs. That’s the feeling of Second Hampshire State Rep John Scibak of South Hadley, who says it’s pay now, or pay later. But Governor Patrick says he won’t sign a compromise transportation bill sent his way by House and Senate leaders. Patrick says he’s not convinced it will provide $800 million in transportation funding by 2018. The plan would raise revenues by increasing gas and cigarette taxes and restoring tolls along the turnpike in Western Mass.
Microsoft announced its new operating system to replace the largely unpopular Windows 8.
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